Pailhead (6403) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: (2003) Aroma of caramel and sour apple. Pours a transparent real dark amber with a white head with good retention. Caramel and banana bread malts up front with a citrus hop finish. A little metaliic vinous flavor sneaks into the finish and hurts the score.
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours mahogany brown, with almost no head. Aroma is of rasins and and sherry. Taste of caramel malts, rasins, and slightly hoppy. It feels almost oily in the mouth. Aftertaste starts fullbodied, and fades slowly, and leaves a warming from the alcohol.
Bailz316 (253) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2005 Amber color with tan head that dissipates quickly. Fruity aroma with a strong presence of alcohol. Full bodied beer with sweet finish
MiP (15264) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Shiny clear chestnut colour. Malty and sweet caramelly flavour with peppery caramel aftertaste. Might be a bit cloying if not for the generous carbonation.
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber color, small head. Light alcohol brandy like taste, but intense. Almond and amaretto nose. Long lasting with a kick of hoppiness in the end. Nice.
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2005
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Extremely dissapointed as I have really enjoyed Brooklyn’s other beers in the past and had high hopes for this one. Pours a deep red color with a tiny tiny bit of offwhite head. Appears more like a wine than a beer. Aroma is sour and offensive, nothing that made me eager to try it. Taste likewise is harsh, sour, and bitter. I finished the bottle but I will never buy another one of these ever! BLAH! Alcohol taste extremely pronounced. Overall, not good at all.
thefatmanrocks (22) - California, USA - FEB 22, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
sorely disappointed. Off flavor, horrible smell. I’m letting the other I have sit for a long time before I try this again.
Maurizio (4) - ITALY - FEB 18, 2005 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Remember me a Christmas cake... Raisins, nuts... Tasted in Turin during Slow Food exhibition 2004. The best barley wine in that tasting....
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Deep red colour with a small baige head. Sweet fruity aroma and a sweet light hoppy bitter alcoholic taste. Medium to full body and a sweet warming alcoholic finish.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2008 [12 oz. bottle - 2004 vintage] Clear copper pour with a very thin tan head and lots of carbonation. Light and sweet aroma of malt with some floral notes. Very sweet and fruity flavor with hints of sherry at the beginning that goes to a very thick malty middle and a sweet and chewy finish. The aftertaste is very sweet with lots of alcohol.